Survival Guide for a Post-Apocalyptic Child is an intensive and immersive multi-disciplinary artwork combining digital media, text, and participatory engagement. The piece explores the uncertain future of our planet from a variety of perspectives. Its final form will be a multi-channel video installation that will be presented in autumn 2022, as well as a survival guide in the form of a book. The project also includes workshops run by experts in various fields.
Nastja Säde Rönkkö’s videos are stories about the last moments of the human race, the end of the world, about nature, longing and loss. Simultaneously they are also insights into love, humanity, the future, caring, and the beauty of the end of all things. Survival Guide for a Post Apocalyptic Child is an exploration of climate anxiety, the future of the planet, crises and how we cope with them, the importance of slowness, finding alternatives, power relations, listening, humanity, and the relationship of all these themes with the digital age.
We are currently living in the midst of existential threats that generate fear and a sense of helplessness. Climate change is becoming increasingly obvious day by day, communication is torn by rifts and hate speech, and the world can be brought to a sudden halt by a pandemic.